Training

Beta Alanine Supplementation

If you have ever looked on the back of any pre workout container, you will see some consistency in the ingredients list.  Most companies have their respective proprietary blend which can include just about anything.  However, there always seems to be a few staple supplements within pre workouts.  One prominent ingredient is Beta Alanine.  This […]

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Barbell Complexes

Traditional methods of performing a set, resting, and repeating are a staple among everyone’s programs.  Bodybuilders to powerlifters all use rest between sets to wait for the lactic acid to dissipate so they can continue the lifts.  Sometimes, supersets and compound sets will be thrown in for extra intensity.  If you have ever done either […]

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Arnold’s Championship Workouts – Chest and Back

In this final installment of Arnold’s championship routines, I saved the best for last.  Always known for the all or nothing attitude, Arnold’s chest and back workout was one for only the strongest willed.  The Gold’s Gym in Venice was rumored to even have an oxygen tank handy for pre contest workouts like this routine.  […]

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Program 2.0 Introduction

I am a big believer in high intensity.  My clients hate me for it, but when time is an issue keeping the heart rate elevated is a must.  Life doesn’t always allow you to spend hours in the gym and unfortunately I do not have that luxury either.  Raising the intensity with program design allows […]

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The Classics: Arnold’s Championship Workouts – Legs

There was a reason Arnold Schwarzenegger was, and still is, one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, commitment to excellence.  Never one to take it easy on a workout, Arnold pushed the limits of his body each and every time he was in the gym.  In the pursuit of perfect proportions, Schwarzenegger pounded his […]

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Six Pack Vs. Strong Core

In almost every supplement advertisement that you see, what is the first thing thrust into the forefront? Abdominals. Even those who are new to working out, it seems that the first goal they have is to get the proverbial six pack. Athletes are not an exception to this as they think that having a ripped […]

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German Volume Training: The Ultimate Mass Builder

When most people think about putting on muscle mass, they usually associate heavy weights with lower reps.  I have had great success with a lower rep range, but sometimes it is necessary to lighten the load and bust out higher reps.  Conventional training tells us that if you are doing higher reps, keep the number […]

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5×5 Workout Explained…

The 5×5 workout is the perfect way to build overall strength and size.  This type of training has been utilized countless Olympians and professional bodybuilders for years.  Incorporating this into your program supercharges your training regiment into overdrive.  The high intensity gives you a pump unlike no other type of workouts.  Work out plans seemed […]

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The Classics: Arnold’s Championship Workouts – Arms

Arnold was all about feeling massive pumps whenever he worked out.  If you have ever watched Pumping Iron, then you no doubt remember the segment of Arnold talking about how good his pumps feel.  By using opposing muscle groups, he could have the option of super-setting as time drew closer to contest time.  Of course, […]

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At Home Push Up Workout

If you are like most people, odds are you have a thousand different things going on throughout the day.  Sometimes, you don’t have enough time to get everything done at the office before the gym closes.  However, you are not out of luck!  Your body can’t tell if you are pushing a barbell or gallon […]

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